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      06-11-2018, 10:40 PM   #155
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Daily street/ non competitive track days I run yellow stuff.


For competitive, endurance, weekends, I run the pfc08s.
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      06-21-2018, 09:55 AM   #156
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This may be a good thread to ask in. What's everyone's opinion on swapping pads in for track days. Does anyone think that swapping pads back and forth with the same rotors would be an issue?
With the ease of pad changes on the M2XXi, it is a no brainer for me to change to a more track focused pad for my 6 or so events through out the year. What I don't want is a dual use pad, that is nothing but a dust creator, and most likely a noise creator during street use. I provided information on my daily use pads a few posts up. Here's what I use for track days, and they have worked extremely well with ATE200 fluid. Takes about an hour to change over the pads on all 4 wheels, one at a time.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0D817W...v_ov_lig_dp_it

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1C2US6...v_ov_lig_dp_it
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      06-23-2018, 02:40 PM   #157
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Installed some Powerstop z23's today on all 4 corners and bedded them in. I'll keep this updated as time goes on.

-installation was simple, I saw something about the sensors not fitting in this thread, but all I did was use a screwdriver and a hammer to tap them in gently and that worked perfectly.

-initial impressions are great, very quiet and have a very good feel to them after the bedding in, the stock pads were louder especially the front drivers side even after I took them out and lubed them up a few weeks ago(worst when cold)

-can't really make a conclusive judgement about dust yet as it's only been maybe 10 miles, but that's the main reason why I bought these pads so I will be watching closely.
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      07-22-2018, 08:39 PM   #158
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M Performance BBK on m235iX here. Installed M2/M3 standard front brake pads (oem p/n 34112284969) 2 days ago. Kind of unfortunately, swapped one brand of steel brake lines for another at the same time. Only made about 150 miles with the new pads but it seems the braking is firmer, better initial bite and overall than with the stock M-Perf pads. Not sure if a different brand of brake lines alone could account for the change.

Can someone independently confirm if the M2/M3 pads really make a difference?
Or, I am just seeing/feeling things?
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      07-22-2018, 08:46 PM   #159
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M Performance BBK on m235iX here. Installed M2/M3 standard front brake pads (oem p/n 34112284969) 2 days ago. Kind of unfortunately, swapped one brand of steel brake lines for another at the same time. Only made about 150 miles with the new pads but it seems the braking is firmer, better initial bite and overall than with the stock M-Perf pads. Not sure if a different brand of brake lines alone could account for the change.

Can someone independently confirm if the M2/M3 pads really make a difference?
Or, I am just seeing/feeling things?
they are brand new pads after all
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      07-22-2018, 09:17 PM   #160
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they are brand new pads after all
True. But they're not even properly bedded in yet. So I am wondering...
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      07-30-2018, 12:56 AM   #161
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which ones would you guys recommend? No track days whatsoever. 80% so daily driving and 10% late night "hoon" and 10% some long windy roads on weekends.
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which ones would you guys recommend? No track days whatsoever. 80% so daily driving and 10% late night "hoon" and 10% some long windy roads on weekends.
EBC Yellow... they are better than stock and also cheaper...
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      07-30-2018, 01:50 PM   #163
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Installed some Powerstop z23's today on all 4 corners and bedded them in. I'll keep this updated as time goes on.

-installation was simple, I saw something about the sensors not fitting in this thread, but all I did was use a screwdriver and a hammer to tap them in gently and that worked perfectly.

-initial impressions are great, very quiet and have a very good feel to them after the bedding in, the stock pads were louder especially the front drivers side even after I took them out and lubed them up a few weeks ago(worst when cold)

-can't really make a conclusive judgement about dust yet as it's only been maybe 10 miles, but that's the main reason why I bought these pads so I will be watching closely.
Been over a month now and I am really happy with these pads, the dust compared to stock is literally around 10-20% and it is so nice to not have to clean almost weekly. The pads are starting to make a few noises here and there, when reversing they give off a slight chirp which I really don't care about. They also get kind of squealy in the rain and when cold, but its not as bad as stock. Most of the noise seems to be coming from Front Driver's (maybe I only hear because its closer) which is exactly what stock was like too. Not really sure why that is happening as they are definitely lubed up properly and the rotor looks to be wearing normally.

I don't plan to really push these pads as most roads around are straight and don't really punish the pads, but if I were to ever track it I would definitely switch these out for something a little more appropriate.

I would definitely recommend these pads for normal every day driving.
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      07-31-2018, 11:08 AM   #164
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Anyone heard of Bremtec Evolve Hybrid-Carbon Performance Brake Pads? They are pretty pricey!! But it's not on the list.

Or ENDLESS MX72 Pads are performance? That's also not on the list.

and a mate who drives a 1M suggested project MU
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Or ENDLESS MX72 Pads are performance?
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I'm using Endless MX72s as a double duty pad.
They are OK but not as good as I was expecting for the money.
They are more consistent and last longer on track than stock, but I can still get them smoking after 3 hard laps and a cool down lap.

On the road they will get noisy after a period of slow daily driving in traffic as the transfer layer wears off.
Not squeally, more of a scraping, grinding noise. Sounds like they are chewing through the rotors.

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I've used the MX72. Great street pad. OK for very light track use.
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      08-02-2018, 10:16 AM   #166
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I have a set (F/R) of Pagid RS29 pads for sale. Plenty of life left in them. I'd say 85% left.

Sold the car. Needs these out of my garage. PM me if interested.
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I have a set (F/R) of Pagid RS29 pads for sale. Plenty of life left in them. I'd say 85% left.

Sold the car. Needs these out of my garage. PM me if interested.
What car are you getting instead? What pushed you to sell?
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Anyone have any experience with R1 Concepts eLine rotors with Hawk HPS 5.0s? Planning on changing out my rear soon and love the look of the black slotted rotors on the R1s but on the fence whether to go for Zimmermanns instead. I never track, 100% daily, but I do drive pretty aggressive/spiritedly. Any suggestions?
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      08-31-2018, 07:44 AM   #169
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Hey guys, just thought I would drop my two cents in here.

I’m currently running ferodo DS 2500 racing pads. And they work fantasic.
I haven’t had the time to take them to the track yet. But daily driving compliance is amazing.
Absolutely no noise, and much less dust and OEM.

I’m also running a stop tech slotted rotors in front. Oem in rear.
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      08-31-2018, 11:31 AM   #170
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Hawk DTC-70, front & rear, street & track. They squeak loudly on the street.

I put them on as part of getting the car ready for track events. They'll come off after the last event of the season, and the OEMs will go back on.
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Fitted some Pagid RS29's to my M140 last week. They're M3/4 fitment ones but as mentioned on here front and rears are exactly the same fitment.

The pad sensor also fitted into them so no worries there.

First impressions are the pedal is firmer and they definitely stop better than standard. A bit of squeal but only sometimes and it adds to the character.

I have Castrol SRF fluid to go in then a track day in a few weeks. Looking forward to trying them out!
Where did you source your RS29's from I noticed you were a UK member?
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I'm quite regular at the Nurburgring and both EBC and DS 2500 are slated on all cars.

DS 2500 pads if you use aftermarket oem equivalent discs with them they're notorious to warping the discs.

XP8 are brilliant pads but like others have mentioned they're really noisy on the street and would lead you into believing you have brake issues.

The best pads I've used are Dixcel RA Type they're absolutely brilliant and go on forever. They've been fine on the road also not loud or intrusive, I haven't used them on my BMW only my Megane MK3 Cup.
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The brake pad thread

Hi: Just installed Porterfield R4S, and Fremax rotors. Great brakes, occasionally squeal.
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